Rare and costly paints have shaped art history in unforeseen ways. Mummy brown caused one artist to bury his paint.
When Saint Ambrose of Milan was venerated, his life became public property, its meaning expanding with the unique interpretations of each new generation.
Many have argued that free will is in illusion, but science does not support that.
Dust sticking to things on the moon is a serious problem researchers are trying to solve.
The findings include signs of flash flooding that carried huge boulders downstream into the lakebed.
The present-moment awareness that stems from mindfulness practices may be the cost-effective tool that our society needs.
Though gloomy and dense, Russian literature is hauntingly beautiful, offering a relentlessly persistent inquiry into the human experience.
Benjamin Franklin once wrote in a letter that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” As much as we admire Franklin’s wit, he forgot […]
Even the ones hunting for aliens aren’t excited. Here’s the reason why. In this world, there are very few issues more polarizing than the notion of aliens. For as long as […]
With the realization that overdue charges disproportionately affect access for low-income readers, libraries are reconsidering the value of fees.
The Canadian professor takes issue with blocking free speech, but is he part of the problem?
Trump is #45 but Pence is #48 – and other strange consequences of the curious office of vice president.
When crows and ravens fight, it’s the smaller crows being the aggressor about 97% of the time. It may be them being protective of their nest or it may be competition, but ravens are the ones being bullied.
You can name a dozen rock stars on drugs, but can you name the philosophers who partook? We're here to help.
Artists and fans are the big losers as bot-powered scalpers make a killing.
Apple unveiled the new Apple Watch Series 4 and three new iPhones during their keynote event on Wednesday, and they are chock-full of goodies.
The line between science and pseudoscience is imperceptible to most. Here’s how you can catch it in yourself. When it comes to science, the first principle is that you must […]
Lack of replication is a serious problem in science. So far, no one has an answer.
Free market ideology uses democratic vocabulary as propaganda, obscuring a non-democratic reality.
Is it a super-secret place for the global el33t? Or is it just a bunch of n00bs masquerading as true h4x0rs?
A single thought experiment reveals a paradox. Could quantum gravity be the solution? Sometimes, if you want to understand how nature truly works, you need to break things down to […]
The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons issued a statement to remind its members of their fundamental obligation to science-based medicine and animal welfare.
There are plenty of questions we don’t know the answer to. With quantum gravity, they might be solved! This article is written by Sabine Hossenfelder. Sabine is a theoretical physicist specialized […]